Perhaps these kids should try some coffee and donuts to boost their brain power. At this point, it couldn't hurt. The New York Daily News says that the breakfast combo can boost brain power, especially memory and attention. These results come from a study conducted by the University of Barcelona in Spain that was prompted by the idea that caffeine and sugar makes brains perky.
A study by Kansas State University Research and Extension indicates that chicken and pork consumers have been swayed by media reports on animal welfare. Drover's Cattle Network says the study shows that people swayed by negative media about poultry and pork are spending their money on non-meat foods. Somehow, demand for beef hasn't been affected.
Harvard's working to fill the growing demand for all these food-related researchers. The Harvard Gazette covers the university's first edible science fair. "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter" featured glowing gummy bears, noodles made from cheese, and gluten-free pasta that actually tastes decent. Chefs like molecular gastronomy wiz Wylie Dufresne judged the competition.